18th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction

Live Auction
20 September 2022
72 Perth Avenue, Toronto
5:30 PM Doors Open | 7:00 PM Paddle Auction

$150 Single Ticket | $500 Group of Four

Public Preview Exhibition
17 September 2022
72 Perth Avenue, Toronto
2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Tickets & Online Bidding

Silent Auction ends online 20 September, 9:30 PM EDT
Advance bidding for Live Auction ends online 20 September, 12:00 PM EDT

The Live 18th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction is now less than one week away! Please join us on Tuesday, September 20th at 72 Perth Avenue to support C Magazine and participating artists. We also invite you to see all works in-person at 72 Perth on Saturday, September 17th from 2-5pm, at the Public Preview.

Advanced bidding for works included in the Live Auction, and bidding for Silent Auction works (available exclusively online) is currently open. Advanced bidding ends online on Tuesday, September 20th at 12:00pm EDT, and will resume at 7:00pm with in-person paddle bidding at the event. If you wish to bid in the Live Auction by phone or place an absentee bid, please contact Kate at auction@cmagazine.com before Tuesday, September 20th at 12:oopm EDT. The Silent Auction closes online at 9:30 PM EDT.

Bidding at the Live Auction: A credit card will be required to secure a paddle. Save time when you arrive by saving your credit card online when you buy a ticket. (Live Auction purchases will not be charged to your card automatically). Be sure to bring your cell phone to the event!

The auctions feature over 60 artworks generously donated by artists whose work reflects our mandate to provide a forum for Canadian-led conversations in contemporary art. Funds raised will directly support the online and print publication of the magazine and related educational programming. C Magazine commissions more than 120 artists, writers, and thinkers each year and presents the work of hundreds more. Early donors and ticket purchasers receive the Gattuso Edition as a gift, and each ticket includes complimentary food, bar, and a subscription to C Magazine.

With work by Jen Aitken, Pardiss Amerian, Shuvinai Ashoona, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Nabil Azab, Khadija Aziz, Steven Beckly, Nour Bishouty, Amanda Boulos, Michelle Bui, Bill Burns, Robin Cameron, Tammi Campbell, Christie Carrière, Jennifer Carvalho, Sean Caulfield, Common Accounts, Adrienne Crossman, Patrick Cruz, Randy Lee Cutler, Jess Dobkin, Elicser Elliott, Laura Findlay, Andrew Harding, Alexa Hawksworth, Tom Hsu, Kelly Jazvac, Aaron Jones, Kablusiak, Russna Kaur, Katie Kotler, Karen Kraven, Christopher Lacroix, Jeremy Laing, Jimmy Limit, Garrett Lockhart, Alvin Luong, Katie Lyle, Jenine Marsh, Pamila Matharu, Abby McGuane, Hazel Meyer, John Monteith, Julie Moon, Bridget Moser, Zinnia Naqvi, Oluseye, Emmanuel Osahor, Roula Partheniou, Karishma Pranjivan, Dana Qaddah, Sona Safaei-Sooreh, Kevin Schmidt, Chrysanne Stathacos, Jessica Thalmann, Althea Thauberger, Jeff Thomas, Mary Tremonte, Hajra Waheed, Amanda White, John Will, and Jin-me Yoon.

Presented with the generous support of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso for the Gattuso Edition, Castlepoint Numa for 72 Perth Avenue, Cowley Abbott for auctioneer services provided by Perry Tung, Akasha Art Projects, Akau Framing & Art, Griffin Art Delivery, The Kalaman Group, Museumpros Art Services, Smokestack, and Superframe; plus Akimbo and Waddington’s for promotion.

The Gattuso Edition is a gift with advance ticket purchases, and is generously supported by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

The Gattuso Edition, Tortoise Egg by Eunice Luk, is a hand-formed and glazed ceramic object made of fired stoneware clay. The edition varies in size, shape, and colour. The work is accompanied by a printed insert that reads: “Practice of patience / terrestrial harmony / among all living creatures.”

Eunice Luk
Tortoise Egg
Glazed ceramic, printed insert, cardboard box
8 x 5.3 x 5.2 cm
Edition of 60, varied

Tortoise Egg aims to cultivate viewers’ connection with nature and consideration of interspecies relationships. The small form, evoking what is yet to be born, encourages care now for what is to come. Universal and ancient as a site of anticipation, protection, and nourishment, the egg has numerous interpretations, stories, and histories from different cultures. It has many references to life and cannot escape its inherent fragility. This edition is meant to function as a reminder that all our everyday decisions impact the Earth’s natural environment.

Eunice Luk (b. Hong Kong, 1988) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Luk’s work explores common affects found across cultures and landscapes and draws inspiration from the natural environment. Luk’s work has been shown at The Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery (Tokyo), The Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre, Printed Matter (New York City), and Critical Distance (Toronto). She is the proprietor of Slow Editions, an art publishing imprint of artist books and multiples.

Charitable tax receipts are issued by C The Visual Arts Foundation (charitable no. 88643 1162) for the portion of an auction art purchase in excess of their estimated market value, and for tickets, less $50 per attendee. Participating artists will also receive a portion of the sales. Please read the full terms and conditions.

72 Perth Avenue is an accessible AODA-compliant building.

Questions? Please contact auction@cmagazine.com

C Magazine is an international publication devoted to promoting critical discussion about contemporary art. C Magazine is published in print three times per year and online by C The Visual Arts Foundation, a registered charitable organization established to present ideas, advance education and document contemporary visual art and artist culture. C acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. Visit cmagazine.com to learn more and read the publication.

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